“That can be tough for the mental and psychological well-being of the player so shoutout to him and I hope he’s fine.”Fajardo has been sidelined since the start of the third conference after suffering a right shin injury and it was up to the rookie Standhardinger to take the role of center for the Beermen.Standhardinger is averaging stellar numbers of 26.6 points and 11.3 rebounds while filling in for Fajardo.So far, the Beermen have yet to have a winning record as they remained in eighth place with a 3-4 card.“I hope June Mar is going to come back soon as soon as possible so we can beat a great team again,” said Standhardinger. “Right now, we’re just a regular team but we still beat them by 15 so that’s good news.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES “I think we over performed today because for all regular standards that was really over our skills, so we went all out today and that was great.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Phoenix import Eugene Phelps’ statements toward San Miguel might have struck a chord with the Beermen prior to the two teams’ matchup on Friday in the PBA Governors’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phelps described San Miguel as a “regular team” without four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo.READ: Phoenix’s Phelps says San Miguel just ‘regular team’ sans FajardoFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissWell that “regular team” just beat Phelps’ team, 115-100, at Mall of Asia Arena.“I hope he doesn’t take this too tough because he just lost by 15 to a regular team, I hope he’s okay,” said San Miguel big man Christian Standhardinger with a tinge of sarcasm. MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Ex-UFC champ Jon Jones returns Dec. 29 in rematch vs Alex Gustafsson Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments
…with a more holistic training programme targeting youthsFollowing a successful run, the Hinterland Employment and Youth Service (HEYS) initiative will be replaced with a more holistic training programme targeting youths across the country.This was according to Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister Sydney Allicock.According to the Department of Public Information (DPI), Minister Allicock explained that while the current HEYS initiative has accomplished much, it would be restructured to incorporate other training programmes for youths in the various sectors. This will be achieved through a collaboration between the Ministries of Education and Social Cohesion.Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister Sydney Allicock“This will be done to create a more holistic training package for youths throughout Guyana. Currently, the first cohort of the HEYS programme is being reviewed and from that information, we will be guided. The aim is to incorporate all the other programmes and to create an aggressive package for the youths in Guyana,” Minister Allicock explained.The Education Ministry has been tasked with developing a paper for the new programme. Additionally, the Green Enterprise Development Centre that will be established at Bina Hill, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), will further prepare Indigenous youths for the anticipated developments expected to accrue from the oil and gas sector.The flagship initiative is expected to serve 120 students from Regions One, Seven, Eight, Nine and Ten. The sum of $79 million has been allocated in the 2018 Budget to commence the construction of the facility.Some 1872 Indigenous youths received training through the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry in a number of skilled areas. Another 1958 youths are nearing completion of their training, making it a total of 3830 trained over a two-year period.The Government’s vision is to develop and implement a plan for a universalising programme of technical and vocational training, through the creation of skills training centres and programmes in every region.